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2016

Why the iPhone SE will appeal to new smartphone users

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Although long-time iPhone owners might wonder what the fuss is, Apple's iPhone SE is carefully calculated to attract people who may have never even owned a smartphone before.

Apple's aggressively priced $399 iPhone SE viewed as a 'substantial' market opportunity

Tuesday March 22, 2016

For the first time ever, Apple will be competing in the $400 smartphone range with its most affordable new iPhone model ever, and one Wall Street analysts believes that could net the company 17 million additional sales this year alone.

Despite having the same A9X & M9 chips, only the 9.7" iPad Pro has always-on 'Hey Siri'

Tuesday March 22, 2016

In a continuing curious omission, every device that runs Apple's M9 motion coprocessor features support for always-listening "Hey Siri" -- except for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

YouTube for iOS gets Slide Over, Split View in time for Apple's new iPad Pro

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.

Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro discovered to have 2GB of RAM, half that of 12.9" model

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The A9X processor in Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only slightly slower, but it also features half the RAM of the larger, more expensive 12.9-inch model, initial tests have revealed.

MacBook stocks dwindle as rumor pegs new 13" & 15" models for second quarter 2016 launch

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Low stocks of some current MacBooks models may indicate that Apple is preparing to refresh its laptops, and may also support a rumor that new 13- and 15-inch systems will ship by the end of the second quarter.

Apple makes the move to embedded SIM card with 9.7" iPad Pro

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The ritual of swapping SIM cards may soon be a relic of the past, as the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro ships with an important innovation: an Apple SIM embedded directly into the logic board.

Apple admits to Imagination Technologies talks, declines takeover bid

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Apple on Tuesday acknowledged having held discussions with British graphics processor design firm Imagination Technologies, but the iPhone maker has reportedly chosen not to attempt an acquisition -- for now.

Killer iPad Deals: 12.9" iPad Pros for $699, iPad Air 2s for $379, iPad Airs for $299

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Apple's introduction of new 9.7" iPad Pros on Monday has triggered a number of steep price cuts on existing iPad models, including $100-$130 off all 12.9" iPad Pros (now from $699), 16GB iPad Air 2s for just $379, and original Space Gray iPad Airs for just $299. Also, take $100 off stainless steel Apple Watches plus $175 in free items.

How to create password-protected Notes with Touch ID in iOS 9.3

Tuesday March 22, 2016

The ability to password-protect items in Notes is one of the key features of iOS 9.3. It may not be immediately obvious how to go about doing this, but ultimately, the process is a simple one.

12.9" iPad Pro remains Apple's fastest tablet, as 9.7" model's A9X chip is underclocked

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Though the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro features the same A9X processor as its 12.9-inch variant, the two chips don't actually run at the same speed, resulting in slightly more horsepower for Apple's largest tablet.

Why Apple's Night Shift in iOS 9.3 will help you get a better night's sleep

Tuesday March 22, 2016

It's easy to dismiss Apple's new Night Shift mode -- introduced in iOS 9.3 -- as a gimmicky bolt-on, but it's actually a helpful feature rooted in years of sleep science.

Apple's 'Liam' video sparks theories of new iPhone 6s-like model without camera bump

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Apple fanatics are always digging, looking for clues about what could be next for the company, and many times seeing things where they don't exist. The latest conspiracy theory: Apple subtly showed off an iPhone 6s-like design without a protruding rear camera at its media event on Monday.

Apple in talks to take over long-time graphics chip partner Imagination Technologies

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Apple is negotiating to buy Imagination Technologies, the British firm responsible for the PowerVR graphics technology used in every Apple A-series chip since the original iPad and the iPhone 4, a report claimed on Tuesday.

AppleInsider podcast recaps Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' event live from Cupertino

Tuesday March 22, 2016

In a special episode of the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks recap Monday's Apple Event live from Cupertino, which saw the introduction of iPhone SE, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, new Apple Watch accessories and more.

Apple Pencil replacement tips now for sale in packs of four

Tuesday March 22, 2016

Overshadowed by Monday's iPhone SE and iPad Pro product announcements, Apple quietly started taking orders for official Apple Pencil replacement tips, selling the product in packs of four for $19.

Proposed Senate bill grants courts authority to force access to encrypted data

Monday March 21, 2016

According to a report on Monday, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are circulating a draft bill that would give federal courts liberal authority to compel tech company compliance with government requests for access to encrypted data.

DOJ seeks to delay Apple encryption hearing, says it may be able to unlock iPhone after all [u]

Monday March 21, 2016

In a last minute motion filed in the ongoing San Bernardino iPhone encryption case, the DOJ on Monday asked a federal court to vacate a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, saying an outside party has come forward with a potential unlock method that would negate the need for Apple's assistance.

Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education

Monday March 21, 2016

Following the release of iOS 9.3 on Monday, Apple pushed out its new Classroom app for teachers that promises to deliver a comprehensive toolset for deploying, managing and monitoring iPads in the classroom.

Apple's Lightning to USB-C cable lets users plug iPhone, iPad into 12-inch MacBook

Monday March 21, 2016

One of the less publicized Apple announcements on Monday was the introduction of a Lightning to USB-C cable, an accessory addressing a serious compatibility problem for 12-inch MacBook owners who also own an iOS device.